Regulatory News from 2012

Enforcement of Type Approval Certification
Nepal's NTA announced to monitor the market to enforce the certification of cell phones. According to NTA this monitoring is to tackle the high ratio of 50% of handsets without certification. Customers will have to provide their handset's IMEI to obtain a SIM card to... »read more
Update on Conformity Declarations
The “Law of Ukraine No. 5312-VI”, released on 2012-11-29, contains the following news: A Registration of Conformity Declarations in Ukraine is no longer required; Declarations of Conformity issued in Ukraine for R&TTE, EMC, or Safety no... »read more
2.4 GHz & 5 GHz Bands Now AllowedIn November 2012, Palestine’s Ministry (MTIT) confirmed that WLAN devices operating in the 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz band are permitted as per the following discribed limits: 402   – 2482MHz (Channels 1 -13) maximum output power of 1000mW + 6dBi 5150 –... »read more
Changes to Approval Requirements for WWAN Products
The Ministry of Communications (MoC) has informed on 2012-09-29, that WWAN (Wireless Wide Area Network) products do no longer have to undergo local testing by Israeli Network Providers in order to gain Type Approval, which will have a positive impact on the cost and leadtime on... »read more
Cellular Devices - New Regulation
The Ministry of Communications (MoC) has implemented new regulations for cellular apparatus. It covers cellphones, smartphones and products with cellular ability. These regulations are in force starting 2012-09-29 and feature the below: The CE mark has to... »read more
Type Approval for Short Range Devices
The Ministry of Transportation (MoT) in Bahrain transfered the reponsibility of short range devices type approval to a new authority called the Central Informatics & Communication Organization. The new authority limited type approval certificates to three years... »read more
SAR Update for Mobile Phones
The Telecommunication Department of the Indian Ministry of Communications released an update regarding SAR (Specific Absorbtion Rate) for cell phones. This release from 2012-08-17 foresees the following: From 2012-09-01, new handsets must not exceed a SAR of 1.6 W/kg average on... »read more
Additional Frequency Bands for Low Power Radio Equipment
The Resolution SC No. 67 has been released 2012-08-14 by the Argentinan Ministerio de Planificación Federal, Inversión Pública y Servicios. According to this resolution, the following frequency bands were allocated for use by low power radio... »read more
CE Marking Accepted (for EMC and R&TTE)
As of 2013-01-01, Montenegro's Ministry of Telecommunication and Information Society will accept CE marked products for EMC and R&TTE. This new regulation (Official Gazette, No. 53/11) was published in the Montenegrian language on 2012-06-22. It will allow for products... »read more
New Type Approval Requirements for Mobile Devices
The Ministry of Industry and Information Technology of China (MIIT) has released two draft regulations for public comment:   Amended Measures on the Administration of Internet Information Services (IIS Measures). The draft IIS Measures were issued on 2012-06-07 with... »read more
SAR Technical Requirements amended
South KoreaSouth Korea2012-06-28
On 2012-06-25, the National Radio Research Agency (RRA) of South Korea amended the requirements for measurement and testing procedure of Specific Absorption Rate SAR, targeting among others portable wireless equipment used within 20cm of the human body. It... »read more
LTE WiMax re-allocation
The Singapore Infocomm Development Authority (IDA) is working on the re-allocation of spectrum bands available for 4G services: 2.3 GHz and 2.5/2.6 GHz bands will expire in 2015. 900 MHz and 1800 MHz band assignments will expire in 2017. Despite the fact that 4G services are... »read more
Updated Labelling Requirements for Radio Devices
Japan’s Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications (MIC) recently revised its labeling regulations to accommodate smaller devices with size restrictions. More simplified labelling is allowed as below: Simplification of the Certification number - Under the... »read more
New Modular Approval Rules enforced
The authority in Brunei, Authority for Info-communications Technology Industry (AITI), have informed that from 2012-08-12 on, modular approval will no longer cover end-products or host devices in Brunei. For the market access, each host device... »read more